I Bow My Knees

The sublime spiritual truths contained within God’s Word ought always to be given practical applications to daily life. When the apostle Paul’s recipients begin reading Ephesians 4, they will find a handful of matter-of-fact ways they are to walk (Ephesians 4:1, 17; 5:2, 8, 15).

One of the things sandwiched between the sublime truths of Ephesians 1-3—the massive inventory of spiritual blessings on deposit in Jesus’ temple (ch.1), the unique materials and construction of this glorious structure (ch.2), and the eternal purpose which is revealed therein (ch.3)—and the practical applications of these sublime truths (chs.4-6), is Paul’s worship: “For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named” (Ephesians 3:14-15).

If the goodness and riches of God’s grace and glory do not provoke abject humility and overwhelming awe and reverence in your heart, what will?

If an understanding of being blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ, being made alive together with Christ even when you were dead in your trespasses and sins, and knowing that Jehovah eternally purposed universal salvation for all humanity according to His manifold/multi-faceted wisdom does not drive you to your knees in sincere and fervent worship, what will?

Like Paul, knowledge of divine truth ought to drive you to your knees in worship.

Does it?

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